Dr. Anthony Fauci, Gov. Ralph Northam will join public talk on coronavirus with Virginians [Fri., Jan. 8, 2:45 pm]

Chris McCormick Uncategorized

By ELISHA SAUERSTHE VIRGINIAN-PILOT |JAN 04, 2021 AT 4:33 PM

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and has become the most prominent member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and has become the most prominent member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. (Graeme Jennings/AP Photo)

If you have a burning question for Dr. Anthony Fauci about COVID-19, this might be your rare opportunity.

The event will focus on how COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic communities and address misinformation about the virus. It’s co-sponsored by the governor’s office, the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and faith leaders.

Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and has become the most prominent member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Northam, a pediatric neurologist, is the only sitting governor who is also a medical doctor.

Event organizers say anyone can participate in the virtual meeting by registering online at bit.ly/fffdays.

Questions can be submitted in advance for Fauci to answer during the session, which starts at 2:45 p.m. Friday. He will not be on the panel answering live questions.

Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Norm Oliver and Winn will be panelists. Sable Dyer, acting director of the Office of Health Equity for the state health department, will serve as the moderator.

Elisha Sauers, [email protected], 757-222-3864 Elisha Sauers


Elisha Sauers covers health and medicine and has been a reporter at The Virginian-Pilot since 2016. Previously she covered Norfolk business. Prior to The Pilot, she worked at The Capital in Annapolis, Md.